Palletizer Operator – Mars, PA

COMPANY: As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 23 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America’s largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP’s product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP’s in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 10 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting®, The Works® branded products, Austin’s A-1 Bleach.

This position is located at our Mars, PA location.

SUMMARY:
A Palletizer Operator responsibilities include setting up and monitoring the operations of the Palletizing equipment. It involves lifting, moving, and hand stacking finished product on pallets.  Technicians also assemble corrugated cartons into boxes, operate production equipment and re-label product as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following but not limited to:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform to essential functions.

  • Sets up the Palletizing equipment according to the production schedule.
  • Monitors palletizing equipment to ensure quality control and recognizes any malfunctions with the equipment. Reports all malfunctions to maintenance and/or supervisor to resolve problem in a timely manner. Assists in resolving the problem.
  • Immediately reports any packaging errors to the Filling Department.
  • Coordinates with the forklift operators to make sure appropriate pallets are being used for various products.
  • Responsible for loading the shrink wrap machines appropriately according to customers specifications.
  • Lifts, moves, carries and stacks cases of finished product as needed.
  • Operates any of the following equipment as needed; Palletizers and Shrink Wrap Machines.
  • Ensures product meets quality control standards. Repackages damaged product to return it to market condition.
  • Assists in department inventory and performs basic record keeping duties as needed.

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED WORK HOURS:
This is a Full Time Position, 40 hours per week. Days and hours are different depending on which shift. Overtime will be required with production demands.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Results Driven
  • Communication
  • Technical Capacity

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
None

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or (GED)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to; walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

OTHER DUTIES:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

A CAREER WITH KIK OFFERS: KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK’s retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products.